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Bywater’s Poland Avenue horse stables are back on the market

Formerly slated for redevelopment as a retail space, the historic, long-vacant structure asks $445,000

Photos courtesy Austin Lavin of Corporate Realty

One of Bywater’s most recognizable, historic, and neglected buildings—the former NOPD horse stables at 1000 Poland Avenue— is up for grabs once more.

Developers Kevin Davis and Blayne Bondy acquired the 19th-century building in a 2013 city auction for $300,000, according to the Orleans Parish Assessor’s database, though they did not close on the property until 2015. The duo planned to renovate the building and convert it into retail space, but those plans have been scrapped. However, the commercially zoned structure remains ripe for commerce.

“The developers repaired the roof, repaired the windows, re-stuccoed the building, and prepared for renovation,” said listing agent Austin Lavin in an emailed statement.

Featuring high ceilings, exposed wood beams, brick walls, a slate roof, and ample natural light, the former stables sit parallel to oak-lined Poland Avenue. They back up to the Stallings St. Claude Recreation Center’s fields and swimming pool and sit on a prime Bywater corridor anchored by Bacchanal and Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant.

The asking price is $445,000, which includes architectural renderings.

Via: Austin Lavin of Corporate Realty

Bywater

, , LA

St. Claude

, , LA 70117